New Chairman Initiates Historic Event

It was a historic event for both DHA and DuPage County as Sherrin R. Ingram accepted the position as DHA Chairman of the Board of Commissioners on Thursday, October 19th .  Ms. Ingram who has served on the DHA Board for over 6 years is the first female and African American to hold the title of …

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Recognition of Chairman Thomas Good, Esq.

  On behalf of the DHA Board, staff, and clients, Exec. Director Kenneth Coles presented tokens of appreciation to Chairman Tom Good for his 6 1/2 years of service and steering the ship through to where DHA is today. The ceremony took place on Oct. 19, 2017, the same day the DHA Board of Commissioners …

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Newest Commissioner Joins DHA Board

Dru J. Bergman was administered the oath of office by the Honorable Robert J. Anderson, Circuit Judge of the Eighteenth Judicial Circuit at the Board Meeting on Thursday, Sept 21st. She has served the local DuPage community for many years as Director of Finance & Operations at both Family Shelter Service and DuPage PADS, and …

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Meet the DHA Team

Have you ever wondered who is behind the doors of DHA? Inspectors, contracts and leasing, finance, case managers, quality control, and admin unite to serve DHA. This is the team behind the gears of the agency to keep it running smoothly and successfully.  

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Welcome New DHA Commissioner

The Honorable Robert J. Anderson, Circuit Judge of the Eighteenth Judicial Circuit administered the oath of office to the DHA’s newest commissioner. Ms. Jessica Ashley Garmon, a practicing attorney was sworn in at the Board Meeting on Thursday July 20, 2017. Commissioner Garmon is a graduate of the University of Illinois and a Dean’s List graduate of …

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Victorious Graduate

Life events, loss of sibling, bankruptcy, and hurdles to overcome are some of the obstacles Kiana Robinson faced during her time in the Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) Program in DuPage County. She spoke to a group at the DuPage Housing Authority (DHA) on May 14, 2017 as a new graduate along with her FSS caseworker. Upon …

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Successful Graduate Addresses DHA

“I am better as an individual and mother for completing the program”; Ms. Clevethrine Thomas, a Family Self-Sufficiency graduate proclaimed in her speech. She was addressing the staff of DHA on May 10, 2017 along with her FSS case manager, Heidi Semenek. Years ago when she was in the DHA office, glancing over brochures, she …

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DHA Races for Community

On a chilly but sunny Saturday morning, May 6, 2017, the runners began to line up for the DuPage Human Race to help raise money for over 70 nonprofits across DuPage County. This event launched with roughly 1,600 participants at 9 a.m. at The Esplanade at Locust Pointe, 1901 Butterfield Road, Downers Grove. Families, individuals, …

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DHA Quality Trainings

DHA maintains high standards and to preserve this quality the agency continues to have internal training opportunities for staff work teams. There was one all staff group training on Feb. 22nd conducted by Prairie State Legal Services on the new requirements for all PHAs on the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). Another training on March …

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DHA Hosts FSS Graduates

On Wed. Feb 8, 2017, the DHA hosted 2 new Family Self-Sufficiency Program Graduates; Ms. Maronica Gibson and Ms. Demikkia Dixon to speak at their monthly staff meeting. DHA Executive Director, Kenneth Coles, presented the opening remarks. He pronounced the FSS Program graduates as a high point of good news. Barbara Chen, DHA Finance Director, …

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